Virginia Wolk Marino
Associate
Overview

"The ability to anticipate clients’ needs stems from a deep understanding of their businesses and the competitive landscape. Providing my clients a forward-looking and proactive strategy is key in the brand management and enforcement field."

Virginia Marino focuses her intellectual property law practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright and unfair competition law.  Virginia has extensive experience clearing pharmaceutical brand names for various large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as trademark prosecution experience in the life sciences field.

Virginia’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement and transfer of intellectual property with an emphasis on the selection and clearance of trademarks. She partners with her large and small clients to develop and maintain their global trademark portfolios.

As a litigator, Virginia represents clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellation actions, and has extensive experience with domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.  She regularly assists clients with online intellectual property protection, including web-based trademark protection and vigilance.   Virginia also has extensive in-house experience, as she was seconded to Accenture as in-house trademark counsel for over a year.

Education
  • J.D.,
    The George Washington University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, with distinction
    University of Michigan, 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, W.D. Michigan
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 2016-Present
Associate, 2008-2011

DLA Piper, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 2011-2016

Forward Thinking
alert
January 24, 2017

On January 14, 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) implemented numerous amendments to its Trademark ...

in the media
December 21, 2016
In the December 21, 2016 In the News column of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Virginia Marino was mentioned for rejoining the firm. Please click here to read the column.
Press Releases & Events
December 09, 2016

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that trademark attorney Virginia Marino, who practiced at Brinks from 2008 to 2011, has rejoined the firm in Chicago. 

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
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